Has-Been Ironman competitor makes his was back to being fit and accomplishing lofty goals :)
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I woke up sore. That hasn't happened in awhile so I know I wasn't imagining things when I felt like I was pushing hard through my last few workouts. I was happy that it was a rather uneventful day. I like that the sun is shining bright again. We have sun in the morning and we have just enough in the evening to get my runs in before dark. I love it! I seen my shadow for the first time in ages on Tuesday night's run. It was 30ft long and I looked good, but only cuz it really thinned me out quite nice. With the time change coming soon we should have enough daylight to start trail running again! I love trail running, especially the biggest baddest hills. We just need it to dry up though. Leaving the office yesterday I was admiring the sunlight until I stepped outside. Looks can be deceiving as it was -13059235 celsius out. Ok, maybe I'm exagerating, it was more like -13059234 celsius but still, very very cold! Sun does not equal warmth. I get that now. It still beats a dark cold though!
I've been nagging the wife to find my fat man photo's so I can do up my PFG story(Previously Fat Guy). Originally when I asked her to find my fat photo's she didn't hesitate to say 'oh I know just the ones!'. I'm not sure how to take that. lol It's like she had a catalogue of my fatness in her head and knew precisely what pics I looked my biggest. Thanks I guess? lol :) She found them and I can confirm I was bigger than I thought lol. I just have to scan them and finish writing my post still.
So my swim turned out tough. Those hard workouts I did earlier in the week caught up with me and I struggled to find my rythm. I just didn't have it in me to sprint, so I just held a steady 1:45-1:50min/100m pace for just about an hour. Not all workouts can be visits to the hurt locker. I'm not disappointed with the workout by any means, I'm happy that I am finally taking Swim/Bike to the next level.